18 April 2018 – DAY 18 SOCIAL #blurtselfcareathon – My Australian family and friends, pals from Stirling University, Manchester work crew, RunMND posse, the Women’s Institute ladies and finally, but certainly not least my Eccles pals.
I’m a sociable and friendly person – I’m so fortunate to have so many friends and family who’ve supported me in tough times and good. And of course, My Chap – he makes me a better person.
11 April 2018 – DAY 11: ENCOURAGE #blurtselfcareathon Beth and My Chap raising awareness at Brighton Marathon April 2018
My Chap, and I, do as much as we can to raise awareness and funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Here he is after pushing Beth (who lost her mum to MND), round Brighton Marathon. Beth walked over the finish line and they were both interviewed on the big screen.
We’re all part of a group (700+) called @RunMND on Twitter and Facebook. We do all we can support and encourage each other, raising money and awareness about Motor Neurone Disease.
Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort. – Deborah Day, Author Be Happy Now
I’m really looking forward to joining with The Blurt Foundation #blurtselfcareathon in April. I really enjoyed doing #blurtmerrycalmness it’s helped my #mindfulness practice, helped my #wellbeing and finding words and photos to represent each word.
It will mostly run on Instagram, but I thought I’d do some over view posts here too.
I’ve got lots of ideas of what pictures to take and what I want to write about to fit with the daily theme. I find that having a concept to think about each day, makes me think more mindfully. I do know that taking photos, being outside and being in the moment helps me enormously with my anxiety and living with chronic pain from arthritis
January 2018 – #savouringJanuary – @gabrielletreanor – Gabrielle writes about wellbeing, slowing down and self care, being in the moment, mindfulness advice for overthinkers (like me). I really enjoyed this photo prompt too but I’ll write about this another time.
Want to get involved with #blurtselfcareathon?
I’ve been discussing the #blurtselfcareathon on a peer support group on Facebook and some people were a bit stuck about what photos to take and what to write about.
So I thought I’d write a post showing some of my photos for the December prompts. I hope you find it helpful.
You don’t need to post every day – there’s no pressure with this.
If you want to keep things more private there are closed facebook pages – or just email yourself
It’s your selfcare – do it your way 🙂
It’s can be a good idea to look back to see what you wrote – and see how far you’ve come.
in some ways these photos prompts are a bit like a diary/journal
For me taking photos are part of my self care but they don’t need to look ‘instagramable’ or ‘touched up’. It really doesn’t matter what photo you use to represent your ideas.
have fun with it 🙂
go at your pace – catch up or skip days if you want to.
Have a look around the hashtag
Here’s the prompts for December 2017 – #blurtmerrycalmness